Conceptual artist, born in London, son of the writer Marina Warner, for whom the fine finish of his creations was important. He did a foundation course at Chelsea School of Art, 1996; graduated with fine art, honours, from the Ruskin School in Oxford, 1999; and gained his master’s from the Slade School of Fine Art, 2001. He won a Ray Finnis Charitable Trust Award, 2001, and a First Base Acava Free Studio Award, 2001–2. Shawcross’s inquiring mind prompted him to create objects that explored and clarified ideas about the world and universe. Group exhibitions included Fame and Promise, 14 Wharf Road, 2002; Dead Game, Museum 52, 2003; and After Life, Death, Remembrance. Redundancy. Reanimation, Bowes Museum, County Durham, and New Blood, The Saatchi Gallery, both 2004.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)